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Bloomberg Philanthropies Launches Youth Action Fund to Activate Tens of Thousands of Young People in Driving Climate Solutions in 100 Cities Across the Globe

April 10, 2024

With 84 percent of youth around the world reporting that they are worried climate change threatens people and the planet, Bloomberg Philanthropies launched the Youth Climate Action Fund which will provide technical assistance and funding for 100 mayors to activate tens of thousands of young people ages of 15 – 24 years to design, produce, and govern urgent climate solutions in their cities. The cities in the Fund span 38 countries across six continents, representing over 62 million residents.

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Bloomberg Philanthropies and Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign Announce New England is Officially Coal-Free

March 27, 2024

Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign announced that New England’s six states will be coal-free by June 1, 2028, with the retirement of New Hampshire’s last two remaining coal plants.

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Bloomberg Philanthropies Announces $200 Million Commitment to Support U.S. Mayors Taking on Climate Change

March 12, 2024

Bloomberg Philanthropies announced Bloomberg American Sustainable Cities, a three-year initiative to turbocharge 25 U.S. cities’ efforts to leverage historic levels of federal funding to proactively build low-carbon, resilient, and economically thriving communities.

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Public Health

Mayor Sala Commits to a Healthier, Safer Milan by Joining Global Network of Cities

March 7, 2024

Mayor Giuseppe Sala announced that Milan has joined the Partnership for Healthy Cities, a prestigious global network of more than 70 cities committed to saving lives by preventing noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) — such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes — and injuries.

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Government Innovation

Bloomberg Philanthropies Announces Investment in the City of Kyiv to Advance the Digitization of Public Services

February 16, 2024

As the war in Ukraine enters its third year, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced an investment in the City of Kyiv that will accelerate the digitization of public services that strengthen government delivery during wartime and address residents’ acute mental health needs.

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Public Health

THE INVISIBLE SHIELD Premieres Tuesday, March 26, 2024 on PBS and Streaming on and the PBS App

February 7, 2024

THE INVISIBLE SHIELD, a new four-part documentary series from RadicalMedia made possible by Bloomberg Philanthropies, reveals how the field of public health has saved countless lives in the U.S., protecting people from the constant threat of disease and increasing lifespans.

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Government Innovation

Results for America Awards 12 New Cities with Bloomberg Philanthropies What Works Cities Certification for Exceptional Use of Data

January 23, 2024

Results for America announced 12 new cities in the United States and Latin America have been awarded the Bloomberg Philanthropies What Works Cities Certification for establishing exceptional data capabilities to inform policy decisions, allocate funding, improve services, evaluate program effectiveness, and engage residents.

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Bloomberg Philanthropies Launches First-of-Its-Kind Innovative Healthcare-Focused High Schools in 10 Urban and Rural Communities Across the Country

January 17, 2024

Bloomberg Philanthropies announced a $250 million initiative to create new high schools around the nation that will graduate students directly into high-demand healthcare jobs with family-sustaining wages.

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Bloomberg Philanthropies Opens Applications to Expanded Digital Accelerator Program

January 10, 2024

Bloomberg Philanthropies announced that non-profit cultural organizations in the U.S. and U.K. can apply to join the expanded Digital Accelerator Program.

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Government Innovation

Mayor Scott Announces New Investment From Bloomberg Philanthropies To Expand City Innovation Team

December 15, 2023

Building on the City of Baltimore’s commitment to driving local government innovation, Mayor Brandon M. Scott announced that Bloomberg Philanthropies will provide Baltimore City with a new investment to expand its innovation team (i-team). The first-ever city to receive a second Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Innovation Team (i-team) program grant, the support will bolster dedicated staff capacity to help further Baltimore’s work to lead with data, center community input in problem-solving, and tackle tough challenges to improve resident outcomes.

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